Foodie Friday: Weekly Menu

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When I was growing up, every week, my Mom made a weekly schedule of what she was going to make for dinner. I think she did it mostly so that she would know what to get from the grocery store on her weekly trip. But she also posted it on the refrigerator so we could all see it and stop asking her the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” question.

I’m getting to the point where I need to find a couple more hours in the day (you too?). There is just don’t have enough time anymore! I think having a schedule will cut down on my grocery store trips. Also, I only want to cook an actual meal from scratch about 2-3 times a week, and the other two-three days, I’ll recycle parts of the meal from the day before into something new.

This menu is a little lighter in the beginning of this week because Thanksgiving is going to be so heavy.

Ok, onward.


Roast Chicken (just the chicken, not the corn salad, unless you want to make the salad of course).

Breakfast potatoes from Pioneer Woman (I don’t know why they are called breakfast potatoes. They are just sliced roasted potatoes and bell peppers. good for any time of the day.)

Green Salad of your choice


Leftover roast chicken in a burrito bowl. I like to be a rebel and add shredded cheddar on top.


Baked Honey Marinated Cod.

Asian Broccoli Salad.


To get yourself ready for the feast to come with this Autumn Cobb Salad with Smokey Pumpkin Dressing. (I won’t add the chicken. I want a lot of veggies.)

Maybe this baked Parmesan Zucchini.



Here is a detailed menu, shopping list, and day-by-day prep schedule from Michelle Tam. She is amazingly organized.

Also, I really want to make this Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Gratin and and some kind of potato gratin like this. (Maybe I should just pour cream and butter into a big bowl and dip things into it instead of going to all the trouble of baking everything in the oven?)


Turkey Chili with leftover veggies and diced turkey. I like to use this recipe.

I hope this is helpful.

Let me know if you would like to see specific menus for special dietary needs in the future.



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